Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club 
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New members are welcome to join at any time. There is a joining fee of £10 (one payment only) and membership fee (currently £30) are payable for a full year (January-December) or half a year (July-December for £15 +£10 joining fee).
You can join from 1 November for the price of 12 months membership at £40 and get 14 months membership
For currrent members we are open for membership renewals, you can pay by BACS, cheques or cash. Pay on a Thursday night or contact the Secretary.
   MMBFC Home      CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
 
 
KEEP SAFE
 
 We are all having to adjust to a new way of living without our fix of fishing and boating, although we all agree that everyone's health and wellbeing at this time is much more important.  The marina lock gates have been closed and marina services curtailed because of the virus. We can still get down to the boats taking all the recommended precautions to check them over and empty the biges etc.We knoe these changes are limiting our fishing etc., and we will all need to do our very best to adjust. We will continue to update you as things change. Together, we can do this and get back to our sport of fishing as soon as possible.
 

Unfortunately you cannot fish in Wales (or the wider UK) until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
CEFAS have confirmed angling is NOT a permitted activity/exercise.
Our advice is to stay home and stay safe - the fish will still be there when this is all over!

A dedicated Covid-19 resource hub for anglers, clubs, fisheries and other angling organisations has been set up by The Angling Trusthttps://joinanglingtrust.net/covid19-support-hub/



 
Coronavirus Message from the Commodore
 
With the PM latest announcement it is clear that we cannot have any more Club Nights in the foreseeable future. It is also obvious that we should not be using either of the boats for the immediate future. We should also prohibit the use of the club Minibus for the present. We are experiencing cancellations on holiday bookings for the chalet and that affects all our income streams. Our finances are such that unlike most businesses we can weather this storm and will emerge without too much long term damage.

This of course brings the activities of the MMBFC to a standstill but we will come out of this and things will return to normal, eventually. We as a Committee will continue to run the Club and manage its financial matters albeit at a distance to one another. Members will no doubt continue fishing but perhaps the emphasis now will be small groups and Coastal Fishing. Please remember to post your activities on facebook and if any have news or ideas that they wish to get out to our larger Community please do so through Trevor.
 
Phil Gavey
Chairman
 

 
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update and GUIDANCE FOR MMBFC members
 
Like many organisations, we’re closely monitoring the risks associated with coronavirus. The most important thing is for us to take care of our members and not to do anything that puts us - or those around us - at risk.

This means:

  • Every angler should be following NHS and Public Health England advice on hand washing and other hygiene measures, as well as how to recognise the symptoms of and what to do if you suspect you have the coronavirus, or have been in contact with someone who has. For events MMBFC organises, such as members meetings, club nights and committee meetings have been postponed until further notice. Regarding the use of our club boats for fishing trips we will consider each trip on a case by case basis whether these can go ahead or not.
  • We have increased the surface cleaning of our boats and provided hand sanitisers onboard. Weighing scales and measuring rulers will be sanitised after each use. Sanitise hands after using such equipment. A bucket or box may be used to collect trip donations rather than handing money over to the skipper.
  • Where appropriate, members should carry on fishing and encourage others to do so. Fishing gets people out into the fresh air and away from crowded, indoor situations where infections are more likely to spread. However, we need to be vigilant and take precautions to minimise the risk to ourselves and others, so follow the official advice and adapt your fishing accordingly.
  • When shore fishing fish in small family groups. If fishing individually ensure there is a clear space (at least 2m) between anglers, to avoid contact. Avoid hand shaking. Do not share fishing tackle and sanitise tackle after use. Do not allow the general public to come close and chat.
  • We everyone involved in our sport to regularly keep up to speed with government advice on the virus here www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19.
  • COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus
    Stay at home if you have either:
    1] a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
    2] a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
    IMPORTANT: Therefore, please DO NOT do not go fishing if you have either of these symptoms.
  • Your Age
    Currently, Coronavirus appears to have more significantly damaging health outcomes for elder people. If you are over 70 please do not attend fishing events or competitions.
  • Your Health
    If you are over 70 please do not attend fishing events or competitions. NHS advice says that you may be at a particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with Coronavirus “if you have had an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressant medicine,, are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy, have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia), have a severe chest condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma or have another serious health condition.

Please take care and we look forward to seeing again when this is all over.

MMBFC Committee